Photo Gallery The Catholic Church Seeks a Leader

Pope Benedict XVI's resignation has kicked off a season of intrigue in the Vatican as senior cardinals try to ensure that their interests are reflected in the elction of the next pope. Factions are already being built.
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Foto: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/ AFP
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Foto: Franco Origlia/ Getty Images
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Foto: Gregorio Borgia/ AP
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Foto: MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI/ picture alliance / dpa
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Foto: Joel Saget/ picture alliance / dpa